As we began planning for the second generation launch of the COLT Project, we felt the hockey community needed and deserved more options. That being said, you may have noticed by now that the COLT 2 line is made up of two distinct products, and we intend for both to make a massive impact on the hockey landscape this year. What this means is that players now have a wider and more appropriate selection when it comes to their first (or next) nano-material based hockey stick -- allowing them to make the transition toward advanced sporting materials that much easier.
Now, let's help you select your new stick. Here is a bit of a breakdown between the two new products representing our second generation line and the major improvements achieved transitioning from the Gen.1! The COLT 2 with maximized durability (lower shaft and blade reinforced with our Nanovate NiCo coating), and the COLT 2 Raw with a Nanovate NiCo plated lower shaft region, but designed with an exposed composite, polymer-coated blade for greater vibration control and a lighter overall finish - both exhibiting enhanced flex profiles.
The COLT 2 features a specially designed, compression-molded, one-piece stick clad with our patented Nanovate™ NiCo technology coating. Nanovate™ NiCo fully encapsulates the blade, hosel, and bottom 24” inches of the stick. The result is the most powerful and durable hockey stick on the market today – and it’s backed by an industry leading 60-day warranty. (Learn More)
To conclude, the main differences between the two new products can be found particularly in blade construction, as the COLT 2 features a fully encapsulated nano-material blade, while the COLT 2 Raw is formed with an exposed composite blade coated with a thin polymeric material ('Intebond™') -- which enhances vibration control and impact absorption while more closely mimicking the blade feel that many players have grown accustomed to.
The COLT Hockey Team